Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

ACOSS Conference - 17-18 November 2016

17-Nov-2016 - Each year hundreds of representatives from civil society gather at the ACOSS Conference to engage in a meeting of minds. The ACOSS National Co..

Longitudinal Data Conference 2016

25-Oct-2016 - http://ncldconference2016.dss.gov.au/ The National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) is convening the Longitudinal Data C..

Addressing Barriers to Adequate Housing - SCOA Discussion paper

This discussion paper is put forward to stimulate conversation about the role between settlement and..

Dewani Bakkum

Chair & Executive Member ACT
CEO, Migrant & Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT Inc
Address: ACT
Phone:02 6248 8577


About Dewani Bakkum

Dewani migrated to Sydney, Australia from Fiji in 1982, and moved to Canberra in 1995. Dewani joined the Fiji Australia Association (FAA) in 1998, where she served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President. Dewani has been a member of the ACT Chief Minister’s Advisory Committee to the office of fair Trading for five years. She is also a past board member of the Migrant Resource Centre of Canberra and Queanbeyan, where she served in the roles of Secretary, Deputy Chair, and Chair of the board. Dewani was awarded the FECCA Multicultural Award and the ACT International Women’s Award for Multiculturalism in 2008. Currently, Dewani is employed as the CEO for the Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT (formerly the Migrant Resource Centre), and serves on the board of the Settlement Council of Australia.